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Abrams Blasts Trump, McConnell for ‘Power Grab’ After State of the Union Address
February 8, 2019
After patiently waiting in the wings as President Donald Trump used 90 minutes to deliver what was supposed to be a 45-minute State of the Union Address, Abrams provided a scathing Democratic rebuttal to the president’s highly-scripted speech to Congress on Tuesday, Feb. 5. ... read more »
City Hall Kicks-Off African American History Month with ‘Blacks in Cinema’ Exhibit
February 8, 2019
Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson kicked-off African American History Month surrounded by scores of Black actors, filmmakers and industry professionals during a ceremony in City Hall Council Chambers on Feb. 5. ... read more »
Black History Month News: Rev. Dr. Alexander Hamilton
February 7, 2019
In celebration of Black History Month, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas presented a scroll to the Reverend Dr. Alexander Hamilton, who arranged the late Aretha Franklin’s Grammy-Award winning gospel album Amazing Grace, among many other stellar musical achievements. ... read more »
Improving Patients’ Access to Diabetes Care
February 7, 2019
Managing a chronic disease, like diabetes, is a challenge in its own right. It is even harder to do when you are having trouble affording your insulin. ... read more »
Rep. Moore Reveals Cancer Diagnosis and How the ACA Saved Her Life
February 7, 2019
In a televised interview, Moore revealed her cancer diagnosis and where she believes she’d be if it weren’t for former President Barack Obama’s signature piece of legislation which allows her to afford the treatments and necessary medication to fight the deadly disease. ... read more »
Sen. Cory Booker Announces 2020 Run for the White House 
February 7, 2019
“I believe that we can build a country where no one is forgotten, no one is left behind, where parents can put food on the table. Where there are good paying jobs with good benefits in every neighborhood. Where our criminal justice system keeps us safe, instead of shuffling more children into cages and coffins. Where we see the faces of our leaders on television and feel pride, not shame,” said Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey, during a video announcing his bid for President of the United States. ... read more »
Tennessee Tribune’s Rosetta Perry Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
February 1, 2019
With one of pop music’s most profound voices performing during a ceremony that included a video tribute featuring tributes from a mayor, a congressman, a school superintendent and a university president, Tennessee Tribune Publisher Rosetta Miller Perry clearly was the star of the night. ... read more »
NAACP Challenge to 2020 Census Preparations Moves Forward
February 1, 2019
“[T]he census must be conducted in a way that will not thwart the goal of equal representation,” wrote U.S. District Judge Paul Grimm, in an opinion granting in part and denying a motion to dismiss brought by the Census Bureau. The ruling allows the case to proceed to discovery and potentially to trial. ... read more »
Birmingham Seeks to Restore Previously Rescinded Honor to Angela Davis
February 1, 2019
“Today [January 26] is Angela Davis’ birthday and we salute our freedom-fighting sister leader for her genius, wisdom and courage in America and throughout the world,” said National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, himself a well-known and lifelong civil rights activist. ... read more »
NNPA Mid-Winter Training Conference Highlights Global Expansion of the Black Press
February 1, 2019
The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) wrapped its Mid-Winter Training Conference on Saturday, Jan. 26, in Orlando, Florida, where publishers, corporate partners and sponsors gathered to help move the publishing industry forward with increased sustainability for the Black Press of America. ... read more »
Sen. Kamala Harris Officially Enters the 2020 Presidential Race with Bold Morality
February 1, 2019
A graduate of Howard University and a member of the AKA sorority, Harris’ rollout has been the most methodically of anyone who has entered the 2020 sweepstakes. Right down to the typography and campaign slogans, which are in the style of the historic 1970s campaign of the first Black woman ever elected to Congress, Shirley Chisholm, Sen. Harris’ rollout has reached for clarity. ... read more »
Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement at House-Senate Conference Committee on Homeland Security
February 1, 2019
Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the Chair of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, delivered the following remarks at a recent meeting of the House-Senate Conference Committee on Homeland Security: ... read more »
Civil Rights Org., Muslim Advocates, Settles Pool Discrimination Lawsuit
January 31, 2019
The national civil rights organization, Muslim Advocates, and its co-counsel announced a settlement of a lawsuit against the city of Wilmington, Delaware. The lawsuit alleged that Muslim children were repeatedly harassed at city pools last year because of clothing worn for religious reasons. ... read more »
“Big Sister” Barbara Lee’s Advice for the New Women of Color in Congress
January 31, 2019
“You have to break through all of that sexism and racism. You have to really confront that all of the time.” ... read more »
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